Monday, August 04 2014 11:56

MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS: RAINBOW ROCKS goes theatrical - see it on the big screen this September...

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While I thought they were a little weird up front (more on that in a few), MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS first arrived here at Rock Father HQ last Fall, securing a place in my Holiday Gift Guide before we'd even seen the movie.  The Hasbro dolls were an immediate hit with Addie, and we've since added a few more to the collection, as well as the movie, which the folks at Shout! Factory graciously sent us after reading my post on the toys. This Fall, the Equestria Girls are back - and they've got a band! MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS: RAINBOW ROCKS is headed for theaters on September 27, with Screenvision, Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory bringing the film to more that 300 cinemas across the U.S. and Canada ahead of it's October 28 Blu-ray and DVD release. Truth be told, Addie's been asking me about this ever since the RAINBOW ROCKS dolls started popping up at Toys "R" Us this past spring. Preview the film below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER... 

canterlotMy Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

Canterlot High (CHS) hosting a musical showcase, and Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy are going to be performing with their new band, The Rainbooms. But when The Dazzlings, a new girl group, arrive at CHS and convince everyone to turn the friendly showcase into a Battle of the Bands, tensions mount between the competing musical acts. A now-reformed Sunset Shimmer realizes that the Dazzlings may not be ordinary girls and are after something far more sinister than just being named Best Band at Canterlot High. The Rainbooms call on Princess Twilight to restore harmony to their world to help them perform a musical counter-spell so that they can win a battle that now determines the fate of the entire school!

“Screenvision and Shout! Factory have been wonderful partners and we're looking forward to once again working with them to bring MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS fans the next installment of the beloved franchise. We’re thrilled for audiences to see the spectacular MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS: RAINBOW ROCKS musical numbers performed by their favorite MY LITTLE PONY characters on the big screen coming this Fall.”Stephen Davis, president, Hasbro Studios and Global Entertainment & Licensing

Learn more about MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS: RAINBOW ROCKS on the official site, or get tickets via Fandango. Meanwhile, the fifth season of MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC is in-production now for a 2015 debut on the Hub Network (or whatever it's called next year, as rumors of a major overhaul and re-brand are swirling), where the Mega Mare-athon is underway this week.

So, back to what I mentioned in the beginning, I imagine Canterlot High smelling like a stable - or the paddocks at a race track... the high school janitor walking around with a pooper scooper. That's a valid thought, right?

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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